Harvey

Harvey by Mary Chase

Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th April 1975

The Civic Hall, Trowbridge

When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behaviour as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanatorium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, and their family from future embarrassment. Problems arise, however, when Veta herself is mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of lunacy when she explains to doctors that years of living with Elwood’s hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also! The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion.

Directed
by
Betty Greenwood

Cast

Myrtle Mae Simmons

Veta Louise Simmons

Elwood P. Dowd

Mrs. Ethel Chauvenet

Ruth Kelly

Marvin Wilson

Lyman Sanderson M.D.

William R. Chumley

Betty Chumley

Judge Omar Gaffney

E.J. Lofgern

Voice off – Dunphy

Voice off – Henry

Stand in for Harvey

Sheila Hansford

Betty Francis

John Williams

Ruby Goldsmith

Stella Jeffries

Henry Dembek

Michael Kemp

Graham Cross

Janet Honeywill

Ken Jones

Graham Gerrish

Sue Grant

Graham Gerrish

Michael Mortimer